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that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with match.com, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they
's an incomplete pass. so we have these two storms that have to merge right off the coast of new york city. if it happens, we have quite an historic event that's going on. here's where the snow is right now. milwaukee and the like. here's where the rain is. this is the big rainmaker for the southeast. could be inches in places that have quite a bit of rain already. here goes the rain up the east coast. red spots there. that's 6 to 10 inches of rainfall along the northeast along the atlantic coast from bloomington up to parts of delaware. but here's where it gets interesting. when that rain gets up here where the cold air will be, that's where the connection has to happen. that's where the storm is going to spin. that's why there's a blizzard watch already. this is 36 hours before this snow even starts. that's why i'm so wishy washy. i can't say 1 to 12 because that's where the computers are. computers for new york city could be 1 inch with mostly rain. i'm going to show you one that will scare you. boston on this computer, 21 inches of snow. i think that's a pretty good number, especially
manage hunger and diabetes. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> tonight, people up and down the northeast are bracing for a potential blizzard. the weather models, which have been all over the map, suggest this could be an historic storm. chad, what can we expect? >> you asked a good question before the tease. what's going on with this? how come nothing's agreeing? i'm going to take you back to th
blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agents to use to communicate and we now know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together with things and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. . >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. in mr. dik >> mr. dyke
protesting the city's new ban on nudity. the protesters were part of a group of about a dozen people protesting at city hall on friday, the day the new law went into effect. i love this creative video that we were able to get. the group was in various state of undress, but only those who were fully nude were taken into custody. >>> to washington state where a new government job has just opened up. pot expert. yes, you did hear me correctly. the state is looking for a marijuana consultant to help craft laws for the newly legal drugs. if you're thinking of applying, you need five years of working experience, including how to grow and harvest the plant, as well as experience with cannabis testing. that is exactly what it sounds like, yes. >>> good morning, everyone. once again, i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. on the west. thanks so much for starting your morning with us. we are following breaking news this morning on the shooting death of a former navy s.e.a.l. known as the deadliest sniper in u.s. history. 38-year-old chris kyle was killed yesterday along with a
the new details as they come into us here at cnn. >>> now, let's take you to midland city, alabama, where a desperate standoff is entering its sixth day. police are keeping in contact with jimmy lee dykes. he abducted a 5-year-old last week. victor, good morning. we have heard that dykes is allowing the thing of delivery of toys and food and medicine. do we know how they're getting it to him? >> randi, good morning. we don't know how that's being given to ethan and jimmy lee dykes. that's one of the questions we asked. we asked how that happened and one of the questions we asked, that was not answered. authorities here keeping a lot of the details to themselves because they do not want to agitate, as they tell us, jimmy lee dykes. the most recent communication that we had with authorities is that they say the line of communication is open both with jimmy lee dykes and they're ready to speak with him, as they say, whenever he's ready to talk. also with the parents of this 5-year-old boy ethan. they are getting updates every hour on the hour and we also heard from a woman named michelle ril
. >> is the safety of the city being compromised in any way by stretching the thin blue line even further? >> no. the city is absolutely safe. we have talked several times about a procedure we call tactical alert, can allows us to rewill date resources from all over the city to where they are most needed. so with all of the additional resources, that are assigned directly to the investigation, the divisions that protect our communities are doing so and will continue to do so at an excellent job. >> if you determined it was him buying scuba gear what would be the implication for the investigation, do you all go underwater now? what are the implications? >> i don't know. at this time there's no telling why he was purchasing scuba gear. again, hopefully we will develop more information on that. yes? >>. [ inaudible question ] >> some are credible. and all of them will be looked at. obviously with 1,000 clues and tips you have to prioritize, so those that have more credence and more weight will be followed up on immediately. and others will be prioritized and handled as we can get to them. >> from t
. this is an online video showing new york city in flames, north korean rockets launching and a north korean man sleeping like a baby. the music in the background, we are the world, the video posted by a north korean propaganda web site hits the webs a few weeks after north korea's launch of a satellite. we will talk more about this video. we want to brings you to saudi arabia, a secret american drone base might not be so secret any more. both new york times, washington post disclosing that this base does in fact exist. saying that there are questions about the drone program that's probably going to come up during the confirmation hearings for john brennan for cia director. brennan used to run the cia station in saudi arabia. we will be live from pentagon in a minute. >>> and falling from space, wow, pretty cool, at a rate of more than 843 miles per hour, that's how fast dare devil felix baumgartner fell when he jumped from space. the official speed has been released. even faster now than those record keepers thought at first. pretty cool stuff. >>> one of our top stories today at cnn, a secret
the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the ban be dropped. >> scouting was a real refuge for me. it was a place where i didn't have to deal with my sexuality and i felt accepted regardless. >> reporter: ahead the motto and the movement. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. this morning, little ethan is waking up safe and sound. this
that they are discovering. victor blackwell in midland city, alabama, what have they been discovering inside the bunker and some details about the rescue operation too. >> well, soledad, the attorney general, eric holder, calls this operation exempt lea exemplary, and even leading up to this operation, the fbi hostage rescue team built a replica of the bunker and rehearsed. we're seeing pictures of the fbi of this really massive crime scene. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held 5-year-old ethan hostage for a week this is the pipe the fbi says dykes told agents to communicate, and we know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second inside the bunker. jimmy davis junior is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood nailed together with hinges and stuff as a door to open to it. >> authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker to keep them out. but they were inside, watching. sources tell cnn the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. >> mr. dykes
in new orleans. it's a situation where everything post 9/11 happens in a major city like superdome you have to start asking questions. there was no terrorism involved. nothing that way. the crowd never got to be in a panicked state when half of the power went out. when the company that supplies the energy to the superdome said basically it was a power surge. the system thought there was an abnormality and shut down. equivalent of at your house a power breaker goes off. a breaker broke. and the half of the energy in the stadium goes off. half the power goes off. here's the thing, for those of you watching at home you had no explanation because the power went out on the side of the announcers, jim nance and phil simms for cbs. you could not hear them because the power was out on their side of the stadium as well. so fans were in the dark inside the stadium and all over the world because there was no explanation. what happened was there was a surge -- there was no fire as originally reported. and the players resumed after 34 minutes on of a power outage. >> 34 long minutes. it felt like i
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standard for americans maybe coming out of a city or an coming out of a city or an encampment somewhere in the u.s. where they're meeting and saying antigovernment things? are we going to have signature strikes in america? it opens pandora's box if you say we may as well kill americans in america without a trial, with politicians making the decision. >> last night, you issued the tea party response to the state of the union and you took on democrats, also republicans. but i have to ask you this senator, because last time around in 2012, four of the 16 senate candidates endorsed by the tea party, four actually won. is the tea party losing steam? >> we did better in 2010. we didn't do as well, but neither did any republicans do very well in 2012, so i don't think that's necessarily fair. i would say there's still a movement, but i think that the tea party gives energy. mostly to the republican party, but it's also equal parts chastisement to equal parts to anybody who promotes big government of deficit so the tea party isn't afraid to tell republicans you need to spend less money. >> appr
. if it's all snow, that's 20 to 30 inches of snow for you. new york city is not going to get all of that. there's going to be some rain that falls down. even though the potential is there for 30 inches, it isn't going to happen because for a while tomorrow afternoon, it's going to rain. here's basically the worst scenario of the two models. this one does believe they're going to collide and make one big storm. 14 for new york city, but 34 in boston, 34 in portland. and then all of a sudden, piers, you have winds of 60. we're never going to see 16 inches in albany. it will be a 6 foot drift over the ground as the wind blows the snow everywhere. >> and for those of us like me, chad, woo have an early morning flight out of here to england, what are the chances of any flights getting out tomorrow? >> what day would that fly be? >> tomorrow morning. >> there are still planes in. and that's the good news. planes are still getting into new york. they're going to want to get all those planes out. so that would be good for you because they don't want those planes sitting there with 30 inches of s
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gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor here. the power outage was an unfo
, mayor sam jones, has just jumped in there and done everything we can through the city to support this. >> wow, that's great news. >> we've had so many people to support this. hat's such great news because i would imagine these are 4,000 people who really need that support. what kinds of donations are you ke getting? what are people in the community offering up for the people coming off the ship? >> well, christkrispy kreme is thing in the south. so they're bringing ningz and coca-cola is bringing drinks in. there's a lot of people but we're going to have a kate e can with hot food. and carnival has stepped up the pace and brought in a lot of -- they're the ones bringing in the hot food. carnival is doing everything they can. i say everything they can to make it a pleasurable experience once they get there. >> they haven't eaten hot food or good food in a little while. do you have medical folks coming in as well? especially i would imagine for people who are elderly and for people who are disabled on that ship, you know, there have got to be some serious -- potentially serious problems
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visiting the resort city of acalpulco. elizabeth is in l.a. what do we know about what happened, first of all? then we'll get the reaction from the mayor. >> hi, suzanne. a horrifying attack, as you described it, what we know at this point, according to local media reports, six spanish women raped inside a condo staying near the beach resort and seven men tied up with cell phone cables. now, as you mentioned, the mayor just reacted, saying that this is definitely horrifying, condemned the attack, but said it's something that could happen anywhere in the world. we also know that the spanish ambassador is in contact with the victims. at this hour they're not specifying exactly where they are but they have told us they have received medical attention and taking care of them, as we speak. but certainly horrifying details, these tourists reportedly staying at a condo, no motive why the attack. of course the hunt, the manhunt, on for the gang of armed masked men. >> a loot of pressure on the mayor to respond. clearly it's a popular place. a lot of us go vacation, a lot of people feel safe th
would be set off in a major city, but it could happen. 9/11 happened. people would have this to not only defend themselves against an individual intruder. >> here is the thing. if you strip out the ar-15 from the equation and take all the guns out, that senator feinstein wants to take out -- wait a minute. you're still left with 2,200 guns you can legally buy. >> the problem is you're obsessing over one gun that a bad human being has used a couple of times. >> no, no, wait. >> no, no, let me finish. hold on a second. >> the past five mass shootings in america. >> guess what, the last shooting that i could have been a victim of, it wasn't an ar-15. you're obsessed over the ar-15. have you ever had a gun to your head? >> no. >> have you ever had a man look you in the eyes and say i'm going to your head off? >> no. >> with expletives while grinning? i had a gun to defend myself. i didn't have an ar-15. he didn't have an ar-15. >> why would you need an ar-15 in that situation? >> you're missing the point. >> i'm not missing the point. >> anything is an assault weapon when it's in the bad han
lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically. of course, what's got to be determined is how is he doing mentally after this long ordeal. >> i know thatsd going to be a big question. there have been reports that the little boy may have had some sort of autism. that he really could have some psychological challenges to deal with. what do you know, martin, about how this rescue happened. why it happened today, and not three days ago? >> yeah, well, i guess the reason that authorities said to us is they noted in the last 24 hours, there had been a brackdown in the attitude of mr. dykes. they had been in constant contact, but they noticed he had deteriorated. they also said they saw him with a weapon in such a way they thought he
with us victor blackwell in midland city in alabama watching this unfold. victor, first, let me start with you. the standoff stretched for seven days and ended in just a mere matter of minutes. are we getting any more information from officials on why they decided to go in, how they decided to go in, and how they pulled this off? >> reporter: exactly. and this is a blend of both military science and social science. i will leave the military end up to chris. i'll tell you about the other element. we have reached out to the fbi contact, we have been speaking to this week, alabama state police, some sources who were close to the situation. we know this came down to the last 24 hours. and the fbi hostage rescue team, it's more than just the guys who go in to pull the child out. there are behavioral scientists, tactical technicians, the fbi swat, the negotiators, they are all here at the same time. we know in the last 24 hours, the communications with jimmy lee dykes became agitated. he continued to talk, but as it went on and on, he became less willing to negotiate, we heard from alabama
's following the investigation for us. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: one city official tells us this is the most analyzed piece of electricity in history. we do have new information on concerns about the power supply in the month leading up to the super bowl. in the months leading up to super bowl xlvii, there were worries and warnings among superdome officials about the stadium's power situation. that's from memos from the superdome management group. october 15th, 2012, a memo from pat toppler refers to transient spikes in loads in the system that had previously occurred. >> the concern whether the connection point from the grid to the superdome was reliable. this memo says a test determined that the power feeder line had some decay and had a chance of failure. >> a letter five days before that from an outside engineer hired by the superdome said based on test results, the superdome's main and only electrical feed are not sufficiently liable to support the high profile event schedule. >> and in response to that entergy and superdome services constructed a whole new vault that t
is standing by, but i will never forget flying out to salt lake city to meet elizabeth the day after she was recovered alive. every now and then we get a happy ending. so i was just thrilled to hear that that little boy's alive. >> and ed, for you, for a family to go through a trauma like ethan's family, the days of not knowing, that fear, i can't imagine. as a parent, how do you get through that? >> i think the not knowing is the worst part of it. and john went through that, and so many parents do. and you know, it is really just by the prayers and the blessings of others that you make it through there. it's just wanting to know where your child is, how they're surviving and you want them home more than anything, but we are just so thrilled for ethan and his family. and the law enforcement have done an outstanding job. it's so great to hear it works and they're working together. everyone got on the same page and made it happen. and this hero, charles poland, it's just outstanding. you want to hear about more people that are doing the right thing, but for ethan, we are so happy for him t
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ethan is at home, celebrating his sixth bir birthday and the city is working on a massive birthday celebration. victor blackwell is in midland city, alabama. we're getting a clearer picture of how far dykes went to keep authorities out of that bunker. >> reporter: that's right and we're seeing there was meticulous preparation on both sides, dykes rigged his bunker but the fbi hostage rescue team actually built a replica of the bunker we're told by sources and rehearsed the day and two days before they went in. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmie lee dykes held 5-year-old ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe the fbi said dykes told agents to communicate and we know he made that request. day after the raid bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor, he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood nailed together with hinges and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: authorities say dykes reinforced the bunker to keep them out but they were
is in vatican city with that for us. when we were checking in with you earlier, the pope was just arriving. so what did he say and how did he look? >> reporter: he looked reasonably good. he delivered about a 20 minute message and began by talking about the fact that he was going to be leaving the church. he thanked the audience, the people that had gathered for this regular papal audience. in fact the pilgrims that had gathered for their support and their love as he put it. he was certain the church would continue and he would like the pilgrims to pray for him and his successor. and then he went into the lenten message, the temptation of christ, 40 days in the wilderness and that the basis of the christian celebration of lent. he received tumultuous applause every time he mentioned it and also sustained applause at the end of his remarks this morning. so i would say he appeared buoyed up by the support he was getting. >> we're learning who are about his health. he recently underwent surgery. what are the details of that and do we know if that influenced his decision to step down? >> reporter:
to stay away from. he could be dangerous in the future. >> well, neighbors in midland city, alabama no longer have to wonder if jimmy lee dikes will be dangerous, he's the man who snatched a 5-year-old boy off a school bus and is holding him in his underground bunker. it is now day six of his standoff with police. victor is live in the city. what are you hearing this hour from police. >> fbi agent tells us the line of communication is open from jimmy lee dikes and they communicate with him whenever he wants to. they also tell us they are grateful they have been allowed to pass on what they call comfort items, potato chips, the medicine that's needed. we're told this 5-year-old boy ethan has adhd and asperger's. coloring books to keep him serious. he made a point of taking care of our boy. we also note the parents of ethan are getting updates every hour on the hour from authorities. as it does every day when the sun comes up now day six of this standoff, the activity is picking up here. we're not showing the tactics live, or whatever is happening behind us on this property, because t
's the clincher. as new york city burns. it's a bizarre video, to say the least. we know -- we think we know why they did it. because they feel a little left out. in the past few months north korea has seen countries and companies around the world take bold steps into the cosmos. north korea just got a rocket up, just one rocket up. maybe they're a little embarrassed about that, but that's not as embarrassing as north korea using a michael jackson song when they're trying to set fire to america. come on, there's currently a south korean guy setting fire to the charts if you really want to win over america and the south koreans, next time go with "gangnam style." >>> good evening. tonight a stunning statement about governor chris christie, a man who could one day be president or run for president. quote, i'm worried about this man dying in office. who says so? a former white house physician, no less, who says his luck may be rung out. chris christie himself. he's got the lowdown. sanjay gupta will join us for that. and gary tuchman investigating why people build bunkers. what drives them to prepa
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of this country. and, of course, wolf, on a day like this when there's intense fighting in the city of damascus, that feeling that seems to be moving closer, the conflict is getting worse, it's something weighing more heavily on the minds of the people in damascus. >> fred, you've been in damascus for a few days. give us a sense how close the fighting is getting, right into the heart of the capital. >> well, i'll tell you something, wolf, today was the most intense fighting that we've seen since we got here a couple of days ago and people who have been speaking here from damascus say this is the worst fighting that they've seen since the conflict began more than two years ago. when they woke up, artillery was coming down pretty much the entire time. the past couple of days there's been a shell fired every five, six, seven minutes. today there was a barrage. i made it to a suburb south of damascus. when we made it there, we sort of filmed what was going on. you could just see plumes of smoke over that town. you could clearly see that a lot of very heavy ordinance had been dropped on that place a
at the super bowl, no city knows how to have fun like new orleans, but the teams and coaches are all business, knowing a chance like this may come once in a lifetime, and cnn joe carter is in new orleans, a lucky man out with this assignment right now. all right. besides the food, and the drink. and the partying, i don't know, i guess what has today been like? you have to talk about that as well. >> well, you know, i have to work, don, i mean, come on, that is what i'm here to do is work. yeah, we have had plenty of fun, believe me. we will have fun as soon as we are off the air here. for the teams, today was a lighter day for them, both the 49ers and the ravens did a walk through, there was no helmets, no epads, an opportunity to hav a dress rehearsal of sorts. what was interesting was that they invited family and friends. for every player that had somebody in town, they had an opportunity to go watch the walk through today. they were able to stand on the sidelines and walk around the superdome, it was a special last practice, ray lewis gave a speech to his team saying, this is it, this is m
continues for family, friends and the entire community of midland city, worried about the fate of a 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. police say they are in constant communication with jim dykes. the man they say killed a school bus driver tuesday afternoon, then took the boy inside a bunker on his property. police are talking to dykes through a ventilation pipe and say they don't think the boy has been harmed. george howell joins us. tell us what people are saying. what's going on there? >> reporter: don, you know this community is just waiting hour by hour. there was a vigil earlier. everyone is just hoping that this situation comes to a peaceful resolution. there was supposed to be a news conference here right now, but that was canceled. we did, though, get some new information from the sheriff earlier today. he gave us some insight into exactly how mr. dykes is treating this young boy. first of all, we know that mr. dykes has an electric heater and blankets. that is good news, obviously underground in this bunker, it's cold, a constant 50 degrees. so investigators s
for a news conference and late new details now from midland city as we wait for authorities to step in front of the cameras there. i want to bring you up to date on what went down today. the boy in question, 5-year-old ethan is safe tonight. we just got this photo to the left of him entering the hospital safe and sound, his armed captor, an alleged killer, is dead. jimmy lee dykes grabbed the boy from a school bus six days ago. after holding the boy in a bunker for nearly a week now, talking with authorities through a pvc pipe things began breaking down. today authorities went in saving the boy and killing jimmy lee dykes. we're waiting to hear from state, local and federal officials. we just learned that president obama has spoken with fbi director mueller to congratulate him on how the operation ended, how things went down. as we wait for that news conference, we are joined now by marty savage, who is live in midland city. what's the latest on how the little boy is doing? we know he did go to the hospital. >> reporter: right, susan, yes, we've been getting some updates on how he is. he's b
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city sunday, and they had told us that jimmy had been in there a couple of days earlier and had lost some money in one of the machines, and they said he went just absolutely berserk. >> you said that ethan's mother has been finding this incredibly difficult, as any parent would. what have you been able to do in the last week to try and bring her any kind of comfort? >> we have prayed a lot together, we have talked, we have cried together, we've hugged. she's -- she's pretty strong herself. ethan's done an awesome job, but i have to -- my hat goes off to her, too. >> well, it's an amazing, miraculous story. i'm so glad it's ended happily for ethan and his mother and for you and for everyone in the community. you must all be absolutely ecstatic. i thank you for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >>> today would have been trayvon martin's 18th birthday. he was the unarmed teenager shot last year in a confrontation with george zimmerman. his attorney's request to delay the murder trial. joining me is george zimmerman's brother robert zimmerman. welcome back. >> thanks for having me again,
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